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Jadeja swells India's lead to 71 runs (Lunch Report)

IANS  |  Mohali 

Leftie all-rounder produced a career best Test score of an unbeaten 70 to pull to 354/7 in their first innings, giving them a vital 71-run lead, at lunch of the third day of the third Test match here on Monday.

England scored 283 runs in their first innings.

Resuming at 270/6, Jadeja's highest Test score pulled to a sizeable lead. scored 84 runs from 30 overs in the morning session of the play losing only a wicket.

Jadeja was supported during the first session by Jayant Jadav unbeaten 26. Together they put on a crucial and unconquered 53-run eighth-wicket partnership.

The only wicket to fall for in Monday's first session was Ravichandran Ashwin's (72), who was caught by Jos Butler off the bowling of Ben Stokes.

The Ashwin-Jadeja partnership began the proceedings sedately and safely guided past the 300-run mark.

But Ashwin perished just after, in the 95th over, with the score at 301, trying to drive only managing a thick edge that was lapped up at point by Butler.

England didn't look like breaking the Ashwin-Jadeja pair, but a moment's mistake ended their seventh-wicket association at 97 runs.



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First Published: Mon, November 28 2016. 12:06 IST